Nigerian boy who begged to play basketball for US school receives O'Neal's support

Nigerian boy who begged to play basketball for US school receives O'Neal's support

- A Nigerian boy is getting the attention he wanted after he posted a video of his basketball skill on Twitter

- In a tweet that has gone viral, Stephen said he will like to play for an American school, asking people to connect him

- Shareef O'Neal, an American college star player, replied and said he would try all he can to get him his goal

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A young Nigerian man, Stephen Kase, on Tuesday, November 24, went on Twitter to ask for assistance towards playing basketball for an American school.

Stephen made a short video showing his dribbling skill as he bounced the ball under his spread-out legs in the manner a professional basketballer would when trying to feint his opponent.

After dribbling for a while, the young man aimed for the hop and shot a straight basket after lifting himself a bit up from the floor.

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Nigerian boy who begged to play for American school gets special attention from star player
The young Nigerian boy said he really wants to play for a school in the US. Photos sources: @akase_stephen, Brian Rothmuller
Source: Twitter

His video has been watched five million times as at the time of writing this report. In his tweet, he asked people to help retweet massively so that an American high school coach can see it.

Days after posting his video, a US college basketball player, Shareef O'Neal quoted him and said:

"Imma do what I can to help bro!"

Watch his video below:

Below are some of the reactions his video got:

@Mika78107703 said:

"You honestly seem average, like a street court basketball guy. But maybe training in a high school or college will help. Doesn't necessarily have to be in the United States though."

@mrogustb said:

"The negative feedback on here just shows what's wrong with folks today. Look the kid most likely understands he needs better training all around which he has a slim chance of finding that at his current location. If you can steer him in the right direction."

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@coachthorpe said:

"Young man, you are welcome to message directly. I'd be happy to help you."

@TomBalawejder said:

"Shoot your shot, kid. Don’t sleep on European ball either. It’s a worldwide game. Wishing you the best."

@n_shwana said:

"Keep believing and practicing. Someone is going to notice you, and all of your hardwork. I hope your dream of education and basketball does come true. Be blessed!"

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Meanwhile, earlier reported that a Nigerian woman, Fade Ogunro, gave hope to a young boy, Anthony Mmesoma Madu, whose dancing video went viral months ago.

In the video that has been watched millions of times, the boy could be seen making amazing lines in the rain on a very wet floor.

He is one of the 24 students at the Leap of Dance Academy in Lagos state, an academy founded in 2017.

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Fade said she would sponsor the boy’s education until he finishes university.

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